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Read thru New Testament Devotional – September 6, 2017

September 6 1 Corinthians 15:1-32 1 Corinthians 15:1-11-Paul gives the essentials of the Gospel… Christ died for our sins (which is what the OT had taught) was buried was raised on the third day (which is what the OT had taught) and He appeared to many different people (:5-Cephas, the … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – September 5, 2017

September 5 1 Corinthians 14:21-40 1 Corinthians 14:21-25-Paul writes that the OT says that God will speak to unbelieving Jews through other languages (a sign); and yet, they will not even believe then. 14:21 (Ryrie) See Isa. 28:11-12. Tongues were given as a sign to provoke the Jews to consider … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – September 4, 2017

September 4 1 Corinthians 14:1-20 1 Corinthians 14:1-5-“Pursue love.” Now that Paul has explained the role of love…he commands (“pursue” is in the Imperative Mood…a grammatical term identifying a command) them to keep it at the forefront, always the medium by which they practice spiritual gifts. Follow, Follow After: denotes … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – September 3, 2017

September 3 1 Corinthians 13 1 Corinthians 13:1-Here is the explanation of the “more excellent way” (the best way possible) that Paul spoke of in 12:31. Remember that in chapters 8-11, Paul has been dealing with issues that cause disunity in the church. He has shown that the source of … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – September 2, 2017

September 2 1 Corinthians 12 1 Corinthians 12-14 is Paul’s teaching about the Practice of Unity in regards to spiritual gifts. A “gift” (spiritual gift) is God’s supernatural power (ability, enablement) that He gives to us that is necessary for us to accomplish the ministry that He calls us to. … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – September 1, 2017

September 1 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 In 11:17-14:40, Paul continues to address issues that affect the unity of the church. Chapter 11, verses 17-34 reveal that the source of our corporate unity is our individual unity with Christ. Chapter 12 deals with the diversity of spiritual gifts and how this strengthens … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 31, 2017

August 31 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 1 Corinthians 11:1-Paul concludes his admonition given in chapter 10 by telling the Corinthians to follow his example in these matters, even as he has followed the example of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:2-14-Paul now gives instructions concerning matters of public worship. First, he gives instructions … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 30, 2017

August 30 1 Corinthians 10:14-33 1 Corinthians 10:14-22-Paul is saying that participation in a religious ceremony means “sharing” (:16,18,20-Greek is “koinonia”-to have fellowship, intimacy, connection) with the one being worshiped at that ceremony. He says this is true of the Lord’s Supper (:16-17), it was true of Israel in times … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 29, 2017

August 29 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 1 Corinthians 10:1-13-Paul has just told the Corinthians to discipline themselves as an athlete does…so that they will not be disqualified from serving God and ultimately perhaps be found to not be qualified to be saved (:24-27). He now uses Israel as an illustration of … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 28, 2017

August 28 1 Corinthians 9 1 Corinthians 9:1-18-Paul now uses himself as an example of what he has just taught…of having certain “liberties” (8:9), certain rights (because of his apostleship), and yet yielding his rights for the good of others. He explains that it is appropriate for those who serve … Continue reading

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